What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
If you have been following the news from the anti-aging community you may have heard of something called Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP. Even mainstream media outlets such as Fox, ABC News and CNN have been reporting on the benefits of this remarkable, all-natural treatment, particularly for sexual wellness issues in women.
A recent report on ABC News stated that a shot containing PRP affects “all aspects of female sexual function – including arousal, libido and orgasm.”
PRP is increasingly being used to treat both men and women facing sexual wellness issues. However, that is not how it was originally indicated.It began as a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for sports injuries, joint diseases, and other orthopedic problems.
Well-known athletes such as Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, NFL All-Pro wide-receiver Hines Ward, and many others have used PRP successfully to treat various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. They claim that PRP treatment allowed them to return more quickly to competition, with fewer complications than typical medication, physical therapy, or even surgery!
Growth Factors in Your Blood
The secret to PRPs effectiveness no matter how it is used is the “growth factors” that are present in your own blood. Your blood is made up primarily of two components, the liquid, or the plasma, and the solid – red blood cells, white blood cells, and smaller cells known as platelets. If you recall your High School biology, you may remember that platelets are what bind together to “clot” in response to damaged tissue, such asa bleeding wound. However, besides their abilities to form clots, platelets also contain long chains of proteins known as chemokines and cytokines, or “growth factors,” which also play an extremely important role in the healing of injuries.
PRP is plasma that has been “super-charged” with many more platelets than what is normally found in a usual drop of blood. In “platelet rich plasma” the concentration of platelets, and the “growth factors” within are as much as 10 times greater than “ordinary” plasma.
How PRP is it Made?
To create PRP, blood is drawn and the platelets and growth factors are separated from the red and white blood cells with a centrifuge. Then, the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood, in a preparation that can now be re-injected into the patient, by a qualified physician, as needed.
It seems that when injected, just as when reacting to a wound, PRP stimulates stem cells to produce new cells in and around the injection sites. The growth factors within PRP also appear to “rally” these new cells to flow into the areas of the injections, as if this sudden burst of bio-proteins “tricks” the body into thinking there is an injury there.
In the areas around the location of a PRP injection, we see the production of new cells, repair of damaged cells, and improved longevity and health of existing cells — all of which contribute to overall tissue rejuvenation.
PRP for Facial Rejuvenation
My fellow practitioners and I who work in the field of age-management saw the results our colleagues in orthopedics were getting with PRP and soon recognized its value in aesthetic and anti-aging procedures. It was first used in the patented Vampire Facelift® – so named because it uses the patient’s own blood to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin. Those of us who were successfully performing the Vampire Lift intuitively recognized how the benefits of PRP for facial rejuvenation–could also apply to sexual wellness issues. This prompted the development of the O-shot, the P-shot and my own proprietary PRP sexual wellness treatment — the Gains Enhancement.
In men, PRP results in longer, more sustainable erections, in women, improved stimulation and ability to achieve orgasms.
Patients receiving PRP Therapy for sexual enhancement report immediate results!
In my practice today I use PRP to help men and women improve their performance and regain their confidence in the bedroom. In addition, we also use it as part of an overall interventional wellness program, designed to invigorate every aspect of your life and renew your vitality.
It all comes down to this, the latest science is finding that aging is not a fact, but a condition. We are always searching for improved ways to manage that condition, and optimize your potential at every stage of life.